Network and Security Foundations

This course introduces the components of a computer network and the concept and role of communication protocols. The course covers widely used categorical classifications of networks, as well as network topologies, physical devices, and layered abstraction. The course also introduces basic concepts of security, covering vulnerabilities of networks and mitigation techniques, security of physical media, and security policies and procedures.

Course syllabus:

  1. The basic concepts essential to networking

  2. The functional and technical components of network systems

  3. The basic security concepts associated with networks